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sc00ter

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Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« on: November 19, 2020, 09:08:03 PM »
I'm trying to ride year round but winter is slowly starting here. I normally have good luck with cheap hunting gloves with liners on my scooter, but the same gloves get cold on my ebike after 40 minutes. It takes 30 minutes on the scooter for my commute, but takes a hour on the ebike. I finally bought warm, water proof shoes, have a warm jacket and a liner for my helmet but my hands still get so cold! Anyone find warm gloves? Battery powered gloves? I don't care for bar muffs and heated grips never get hot enough. So what do you year round cold weather riders use?

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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 05:38:18 AM »
I would say for a quick fix the warming packets, you can get a very large box from costco for a decent price. I would look into battery powered liners. I know the Milwaukee M12 series is doing very good around the construction crews.
Best of luck

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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 07:27:01 AM »
Second the Milwaukee M12 heated gear.  Have the jackets and hoodies.  Several other good heated glove brands.


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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 08:05:33 PM »
Hands were a problem for me as well, and I'd try to put my gloved hands in my pocked while coasting down hills.
The Milwaukee heating gloves are higher quality, but I bought a less expensive pair to try out from Amazon. The CHEROO Battery Heated Gloves have a longer runtime, and six heat levels, but the batteries use a weird plug for charging. If you lose it, you are out of luck. The worked well for me, though if you are unsure of the size, go bigger. My hands measure 8.5 inches around the palm, but the 8 to 9 inch medium size is tight on me.

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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 09:01:30 PM »
Going to Home Depoo for the M12 heated gloves. I have weird sized hands and I need to try on gloves before purchasing. I also loose stuff...  But thanks for the link to the other brand Altema.

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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 05:09:20 PM »
The M12 gloves (in the heated apparel section) are $179. I firmly believe in the Pay to Play ethos BUT Home Depoo only keeps L and XL in stock, and I wear medium. So I did some online price checking and $179 is the norm. Going back in the morning and order the medium size thru my local store. I also checked LOWES and Northern and neither one stocks heated clothing. Also checked T.S.C. and they don't carry heated clothing either. Will post my results/mini-review when I get my heated gloves and get some miles on them. I also stopped by Cycle Gear and picked up another Freeze-Out Balaclava. Fits under my Nutcase helmet and keeps my head warm. Might also order one of those battery jackets that's for sale on Etsy. I see they sell insulated ones.

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 08:59:03 AM »
Looking forward to the review! I ordered a vest off of Amazon, but canceled because it was late, and had no battery.
I found one that looked better, included the power bank, and had independent controls for the front and back heaters.

Only thing left is my face!

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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 03:02:09 PM »
The Cycle Gear balaclava was $30. Covers everything but my nose. Under a full face motorcycle helmet that's fine but I'll soon see how my nose does come the colder weather with a bicycle helmet. REI Co-Op had some nice face cover solutions as well but Covid kinda limits you putting one on for a test fit. I've used Cycle Gear Freeze Out stuff for years on my scooter. Good stuff at a fair price and I know it fits me. Still intrigued with the REI options as well.

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 03:40:29 AM »
The Cycle Gear balaclava was $30. Covers everything but my nose. Under a full face motorcycle helmet that's fine but I'll soon see how my nose does come the colder weather with a bicycle helmet. REI Co-Op had some nice face cover solutions as well but Covid kinda limits you putting one on for a test fit. I've used Cycle Gear Freeze Out stuff for years on my scooter. Good stuff at a fair price and I know it fits me. Still intrigued with the REI options as well.

I've tried a few coverings, but fabric on my face gets damp from breathing unless I leave my nose or mouth out. I tried a scarf over my face a few nights ago, and it was comfy, but kept falling down and trying to fall off. I gave up fighting it, and found out it was missing after a few miles. I was thinking a full face helmet would solve the wind in my face, but I didn't want the full-on motorcycle look, so I found this and am going to give it a try. The sun shield retracts and the vents are adjustable, so we shall see!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IQV1MMO/


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Re: Winter is starting! Cold hand solutions?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 09:19:22 AM »
Have Savior brand heated gloves for atv riding.